Translation skills

The 3 skill sets you need to succeed as a professional translator

June 8, 2016 by 18 comments
The 3 skill sets you need to succeed as a professional translator

What skills do professional translators really need to succeed? Are translation skills enough, or are there other skill sets that are just as important for success in the profession? Here’s what I’ve found to be the most important skills in my work as a translator. ...

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Business tips for translators from Chris Durban’s masterclass

February 22, 2016 by 3 comments
Business tips for translators from Chris Durban’s masterclass

Chris Durban Business Masterclass for Translators and InterpretersI was delighted to be able to attend Chris Durban’s inaugural Business Acceleration Masterclass for Translators and Interpreters in Wellington, New Zealand last month. Here are a few of the tips for moving up a gear that Chris passed on to our small group of keen participants.

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Why candidates fail NAATI translation and interpreting tests…

July 28, 2015 by 60 comments
Why candidates fail NAATI translation and interpreting tests…

NAATI translation and interpreting tests…and how to make sure you pass.

Have you taken a NAATI test in translation or interpreting? Or are you thinking about it? Here’s what Dave Deck from NAATI recently had to say about why candidates fail the test, and what stands out about those who pass.

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FIT President Henry Liu on ways to increase translation quality and value

November 12, 2014 by 13 comments
FIT President Henry Liu on ways to increase translation quality and value

How can we ensure that our work is not viewed as a commodity? What practical steps can we take to demonstrate the value of our work to our clients? And how can we increase the quality that we provide?

These questions were among the topics tackled by Dr Henry Liu ...

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Published in CPD, Translation

Free webinars for translators and interpreters

July 18, 2013 by 10 comments
Free webinars for translators and interpreters

Free webinars for translators and interpreters-450There are some great, free webinars available for translators and interpreters, offering food for thought and professional development on a zero budget.

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Increasing our competence as translators

December 19, 2012 by 7 comments
Increasing our competence as translators

Lately I’ve been thinking about what happens when we attempt translation projects that are beyond our own competence as translators – and how we can improve our competence.

I was particularly inspired by this excellent article by Kevin Hendzel about the importance of subject-matter knowledge for effective translation. Kevin explains ...

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German-to-English translator specialising in medical and technical translation and corporate communications
Welcome to my blog, Between Translations! I am Jayne Fox BSc MITI, German-English translator specialising in sci-tech, health care & corporate communications.
I work with clients from around the world. From my location in New Zealand, I translate overnight for European customers.
See my websites for more information.
Sci-tech translation and corporate comms: http://foxdocs.biz
Medical translation: http://jfmedicaltranslation.com/
Email: jayne(at)foxdocs.biz